Can I Just Use A Box Cake

Decorating By mommynana Updated 1 Apr 2010 , 1:10am by mommynana

mommynana Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:48pm
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can i just use a box cake,when i use fondant on it, or do i have to dence the cake first

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jawalk Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 2:57pm
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It would be best to add the pudding and 1 extra egg so that it will be dense enough to handle and firm enough to handle the weight of the fondant....just my opinion.

j_arney Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:26pm
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I usually use box mix and fondant. I do add the box of pudding though. I haven't had any issues. HOWEVER, I did try to cheat once and use canned icing under my fondant. That did not work well. It moved around as I was smoothing the fondant and I ended up with weird bumps everywhere.

j_arney Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:29pm
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I usually use box mix and fondant. I do add the box of pudding though. I haven't had any issues. HOWEVER, I did try to cheat once and use canned icing under my fondant. That did not work well. It moved around as I was smoothing the fondant and I ended up with weird bumps everywhere.

mamawrobin Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 3:33pm
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My friend does it all the time. Her cakes seem to hold up just fine.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 4:40pm
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I use the bettycrocker cake mix straight, without altering it, and I have never had a problem with fondant on my cakes.

indydebi Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 6:51pm
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Originally Posted by Bettycrockermommy

I use the bettycrocker cake mix straight, without altering it, and I have never had a problem with fondant on my cakes.


same here. Of course it may depend on whether you roll your fondant super thick or not.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 7:14pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by j_arney

I usually use box mix and fondant. I do add the box of pudding though. I haven't had any issues. HOWEVER, I did try to cheat once and use canned icing under my fondant. That did not work well. It moved around as I was smoothing the fondant and I ended up with weird bumps everywhere.




Did you use whipped icing or regular smooth icing? I've used canned icing and it crusts just like buttercream (I give it time to crust before I put the fondant on).

I use box mix and I make it more dense with 1 extra egg, and less water and oil.

JulieMN Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 11:29pm
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I haven't had any problems using a regular box mix.

mommynana Posted 1 Apr 2010 , 1:10am
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dose the home made buttercream iceing work better with the fondant?

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